It’s full-blown stein and schnitzel season around D.C. The annual, weeks-long ode to Germany’s Oktoberfest calls for bratwurst, crisp pints, polka dancing, live music, and an excuse to bust out lederhosen.
Most of the Oktoberfest festivities in the U.S. start this weekend and run through early October (the actual celebration in Munich ends on Tuesday, October 3). This year, local restaurants, breweries, and beer gardens get into the spirit with themed menus, Bavarian brunches, specials on amber-hued beer and sausage, stein-hoisting competitions, best-dressed prizes, and more.
Some Oktoberfest events last for just a day or a few weekends, while other places keep the party going into October.Read More